Practical Carry 1

Basic - Montana Concealed Carry Course

Duration: 4 Hours Online Classroom, 4-5 Hours Range TIme



Ian Mena-Wieland

Instructor Bio

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Practical Carry I is a course for beginners and experienced shooters alike. This course teaches the necessary skills of concealed carry, as well as cultivates an attitude of responsibility. This course is also an accredited State of Montana course that qualifies each individual for a Montana Concealed Weapons Permit. The classroom coursework includes firearms safety, equipment selection, and lethal force encounter aftermath. Montana and Federal firearms law will also be covered. While on the live fire range, fundamentals such as proper grip, sight alignment, and trigger manipulation are combined with holster work to impart the practical carry skills that every lawfully armed citizen should possess.

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Topics Covered

Firearms Safety and Responsibility
Legal Pitfalls
Realities of a Shooting
Operation of Firearms
Individual Instruction/Coaching

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students that complete this class will have a much better working knowledge of how to use your firearm effectively, efficiently and legally. The classroom portion is focused on awareness, legal issues that can arise due to a lethal force encounter, and safety. The range work includes fundamentals of concealed carry such as drawing, reloads, and rapid vs slow fire shooting. 

At the end of the class, those that complete the class will recieve a letter of completion for the county sheriffs office.

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Basic, Concealed Carry Training

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  1. Open Minded Attitude

  2. Notebook and pen/pencil

  3. Defensive handgun in good working order 

  4. At least two (2) magazines or speed loaders/speed strips

  5. A belt capable of supporting a holstered handgun

  6. A strong side belt holster (same side of your body that your dominant hand is on) 

  7. Wrap around eye protection

  8. Ear protection

  9. Handgun case/box

  10. Clothing:

    1. Brimmed hat

    2. Weather appropriate

    3. Pants need to have belt loops

    4. Sturdy footwear with good traction

      1. No open toed footwear

    5. Inclement weather gear (we train rain, shine and snow) 

    6. No low-cut shirts (while fashionable, they can catch hot brass)

  11. Ammunition:  50-100 rounds of quality factory loaded ammunition. 

  12. Water and food

Suggested/Optional equipment:

  1. Sunscreen

  2. Light gloves

  3. Range bag

  4. Magazine pouch